Hoskins Breaks Record In 6-4 Loss

First Baseman Launches 27th Homer Of Season

By Lehigh Valley IronPigs | August 6, 2017 12:07 AM

Rhys Hoskins broke the single-season home run record with his 27th home run, and Pedro Florimon each added home runs. But the IronPigs (67-45) fell 6-4 to the Buffalo Bisons (49-64) Saturday night at Coca-Cola Field.

After Florimon's two run home run in the top of the fourth inning tied the game at 2, Hoskins unloaded on the first pitch he saw in the top of the fifth.

Hoskins belted a solo shot to give the Pigs a 3-2 edge at the time, his 27th of the year. With the home run, Hoskins passed former IronPigs slugger Andy Tracy who hit 26 home runs in 2009.

The Bisons rallied for a two-run seventh and eighth inning to take a 6-3 lead heading into the final inning.

Crawford tried to kick start a two-out rally in the ninth, as the shortstop launched his 12 home of the season to narrow the deficit to 6-4. The Phillies top prospect has also hit the most long balls in the International League since August 1 with 10 home runs.

Scott Kingery then flew out to the catcher to end the game. The Pigs, however, are 10-5 this season against the Bisons.

The Pigs now conclude their road trip with the final game of the three-game set with the Buffalo Bisons at Coca Cola Field Sunday afternoon. The Pigs will send right-hander Jose Taveras(1-0, 0.00) and the Bisons will send left-hander Brett Oberholtzer (3-7, 4.48). First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.

The 2017 Season is the IronPigs 10th Anniversary season at Coca-Cola Park and 10th as the top affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. The IronPigs are debuting the brand-new Bacon, USA, Membership Program this season -- a year-round IronPigs experience pass featuring numerous new amenities such as savings on parking at games and at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Coca-Cola Park, on-field VIP access to watch batting practice, access to an annual holiday party, an invitation to an exclusive player and coaches photo session and more. For more information, visit ironpigsbaseball.com or call (610) 841-PIGS (7447). Memberships and group outings are on sale now.

The 2017 IronPigs baseball season is presented by Capital BlueCross.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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